Type: Domesticated Reptile
Planet of Origin: Tatooine
search: tracking 4D
Bite: Does STR+2 damage.
Resistant to Radiation: Massiff gain a +1D bonus to Strength when resisting the effects of harmful radiation.
Track by Scent: Massiff can track by scent, and gain a +1D bonus to their search: tracking skill when doing so.
Size: 2 meters long
Background: The massiff was a reptilian species of dangerous hunters found on desert planets including Tatooine and Geonosis. Massiffs were domesticated for sentry and guard tasks, and were used by the Tusken Raiders of Tatooine.
Many massiffs were domesticated and trained for sentry and guard duty. Tusken Raiders, Weequay pirates, and even clone troopers of the Grand Army of the Republic utilized massiffs as guard beasts. During the Clone Wars, ARF troopers trained massiffs as trackers. At least one, named Grizzer, was used by the clone trooper sergeant accordingly nicknamed “Hound.” Grizzer was used to track Jedi Ahsoka Tano on Coruscant after she escaped from the Republic military base.
In 9 ABY, the Mandalorian bounty hunter Din Djarin ran into a pack of massiffs on Tatooine. As his companion Cobb Vanth grew nervous, Djarin began to communicate with the massiffs and calmly let one approach him before petting it and meeting with the accompanying tribe of Tusken Raiders.